First, a Bit of History… When I started planning Gravity PDF 4.0 back in February 2015 I was acutely aware of the major pain point of the software: the lack of a user interface (UI) to configure the software. Let’s rewind a minute. You see, when this plugin was first released back in August 2012 I had a very specific target market in mind. I wanted the software to help speed up the time it took fellow developers to generate PDFs with Gravity Forms – I had just been through this painstaking process for one of my clients and it wasn’t fun. Since it was for developers I didn’t feel the need to build out a UI. Devs had to dive into the code to build a custom PDF template anyway so what did it matter if they had to edit a configuration file along the way? Oh, how wrong I was… Gravity PDF 1.0 on WordPress.org. Back then we used dompdf to generate PDFs. Version 3.0 saw this swapped for mPDF. Since it was for developers I didn’t feel the need to build out a UI. Devs had to dive into the code to build a custom PDF template anyway so what did it matter if they had to edit a configuration file along the way? Oh, how wrong I was… The software showed
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